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    September 12, 2012
    6:00 - 7:00pm EDT  

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more breaking news. a man shot at morgan state university. the gunfire rang out just about an hour ago in the campus in baltimore. police say a man was shot in an area between the student center and the theater. he was hit in the stomach and taken to the hospital. right now no word on his condition or who shot him. morgan state has sent out an alert asking the community to avoid the student center. we're following this story tonight. we'll bring you any new information, particularly on the whereabouts of the gunman. back to libya now. and that embassy attack. u.s. officials now say they are investigating the possibility that yesterday's attack was a planned terrorist strike. the united states has evacuated all personnel from benghazi to tripoli. officials originally believed the attack was prompted by an anti-islamic video, but said this attack was too coordinated to have been spontaneous. >> reporter: good evening from washington. these shocking murders of our diplomats serve as a reminder of
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how dangerous the culture clash still is between the west and much of the muslim world. and how intense the clashes now between the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stevens reportedly braved the riot to help evacuate his people but was killed along with three colleagues. secretary of state clinton was chris stevens' friend. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life
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trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: why the riots? clips had flooded the internet of an amateurish anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. as flags were lowered in washington, the tragedy went political. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> reporter: mitt romney blamed president obama for a statement by the u.s. embassy in cairo before the murders in libya, criticizing the anti-muslim movement. >> we express immediately when we feel that the president and his administration have done something which is consistent with the principles of america. >> reporter: president obama reiterated his principles. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: a tragedy becomes a test of leadership, seven weeks from election day. the fbi says it will now
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investigate the death of our four american diplomats in libya. i'm steve handelsman reporting. now back to you. >> thank you, steve. muslim-american leaders here in washington are also condemning what they describe as the disaceful killings of american diplomats. >> the killers of our diplomats deserve condemnation and should be brought to justice. this attack is inexcusable, and cannot be justified under any justification. >> the local leaders also called on muslims in the middle east to ignore the film that apparently triggered the violent protest. there is a lot going on behind the scenes right now, as u.s. officials respond to the killing of ambassador stevens and the three other american diplomats. nbc news white house correspondent mike vicaro joins us with the latest. mike, first of all, is there any word on any -- any additional word from the white house on who's behind the attack? >> reporter: well, it's being investigated but i can tell you
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that they are warning our white house officials not to jump to the conclusion -- remember, doreen, there were two attacks that happened in the course of 12 hours. first was cairo, where protesters actually breached the embassy compound, raised a flag on the grounds, a great deal of danger there. that's where a lot of the mitt romney criticism comes from. u.s. embassy personnel on the ground there started making statements on the internet sending out tweets, not sympathizing as mitt romney would have it, depending on how you read it. but saying this video, this amateurish video as steve handelsman described it was a provocation and that was needless, and they sort of condemned the whole idea. and expressed not sympathy, but an understanding of where the muslim community in cairo was coming from. then there was the second attack some hours later that ultimately ended up in the death of ambassador stevens, his communications director there at the consulate in benghazi, as well as two other americans.
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now officials are saying that was a complex attack. they were investigating whether or not there were terrorist elements involved in that attack, doreen. >> it seems like there's a lot of information coming very rapidly this afternoon. let me ask you this. has a link between what happened in cairo and what happened in libya been ruled in or out as far as you know? >> reporter: nothing has been ruled in or out. the chairman of the house intelligence committee, a republican from michigan named mike rogers, has said publicly today he suspects there was terrorist involvement, a coordinated attack. so far, officials here at the white house, at the state department, and defense department, say while they are investigating, we shouldn't be drawing any conclusions at this point. >> mike, any reaction from the white house yet to the mitt romney comments? >> reporter: there's been plenty of reaction. about 15 minutes after mitt romney made his comments, a somber, even solemn president obama appeared in the rose garden. did not mention mitt romney at all. vowed to bring those killers to
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justice, as you heard earlier. but then he gave an interview to "60 minutes," we just heard a little bit of it, where he says mitt romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later, and that he didn't have his facts right. in terms of those u.s. embassy personnel in cairo, he said those folks were in danger. whatever statements they made we're going to cut them a little bit of slack. >> mike reporting from the white house, thank you. we have continuing coverage coming up on news4 at 6:00. nbc's richard engel will explain why the attack that killed a u.s. ambassador seems more likely carried out by a terror group. a woman attacked this morning as she jogged in alexandria around 6:00 this morning. the 38-year-old tells police she was grabbed from behind, she says she screamed, broke free and ran away. the suspect last seen heading toward van doren street. the woman was not injured. a local ice skating coach accused of sexual assault was
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released late last night from the howard county detention center. he competed in the 1988 olympics and now coaches in laurel. he's accused of fondling a student in lake placid, new york, last year. a judge denied an extradition request. he now has 72 hours to turn himself in to the authorities in new york. for the second time in three weeks, prince george's county is dealing with the murder of a high school student. in late august, honor student amber stanley was shot dead in her bedroom. yesterday marckel ross was gunned down in capital heights. both crimes remain unsolved. pat collins is in capital heights where he says the crimes are weighing heavily on the minds of high school students. pat, no wonder. >> reporter: doreen, a lot of concern here. two teens murdered 21 days apart. it has people looking over their
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shoulder. in two separate incidents, two prince george's county high school students murdered in the last three weeks. 18-year-old marckel ross, a junior at central high, he was involved in modeling. gunned down as he was walking to school yesterday morning. 17-year-old amber stanley, a senior at flowers high school. she, too, happened to be a model. gunned down inside her home in kettering on august 22nd. police say they have no evidence these murders are connected. no evidence the victims knew each other. the fact they were both models perhaps is just a coincidence. there are no motives established for the murders. but the murders of these teenagers have many other teenagers on edge. >> it's just very strange. now kids can't just walk home,
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go to school. it's terrifying now. >> stuff is happening at central, stuff is happening at flowers. all over. it makes each one of us think, okay, am i going to be the next person at this school, or that school to die next? >> i say, i'm a little bit nervous. but i wouldn't say scared. i just got to be more aware of my surroundings and where i'm at. >> do you find yourself looking over your shoulder more? >> yes. >> reporter: extra police today at central high school. some students here wearing special r.i.p. butns in honor of marckel ross, murdered around 7:00 a.m. yesterday right along old central avenue in capital heights. johnny thomas, a classmate and friend. >> and for marckel to die this way, it was-'s it's a lot. like to see him go is -- >> reporter: you were a good friend of his, weren't you?
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>> it's hard, because he did nothing to nobody. he was like -- he was a very nice kid. >> reporter: so what's happening here. are these random or targeted attacks? the investigation, it's still going on. live in prince george's county, pat collins, news4. >> thank you, pat. more cool, crisp weather out there. we could get used to this. storm team 4 doug kammerer joins us with what's happening outside. >> as far as the high temperatures are concerned, we hit a high of about 80 degrees, right around average for this it's the low temperatures in the morning that have been below average. 79 degrees the current temperature out there right now. winds out of the south at 13 miles per hour. a gorgeous evening for everyone. 81 leesburg, 78 in fredericksburg. no matter what you're doing, it's looking good. western fairfax county, around
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elvin street, 75 at 7:00. waking up to a temperature of about 54. another cool start. i'll let you know what the next cold front means for your weekend coming up. coming up, we continue to look into what's causing the escalating violence in the middle east. a special report from cairo will reveal more about the anti-muslim video that enraged people around the world. 7-year-old sierra reached a new milestone after beating the bubonic plague. >> we wer curled up together, and just held each other sobbing. because we were like, are we going to lose our little girl? a growing utility with growing complaints. see why customers call the news4 iteam saying they feel trapped and we have the first and we [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
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u.s. officials originally reported an anti-muslim video sparked the deadly attack in libya yesterday, but now they believe that attack may have been a planned terrorist attack. richard engel explains why the attack in benghazi was different
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than other protests around the region. >> reporter: here demonstrators rose up, they were agitated, they were infuriated that an internet video had been posted online, even though it had been posted online some time ago, ridiculing islam, ridiculing its prophet muhammad. they went to the embassy, scaled the wall, pulled down a flag. they didn't hurt anybody inside. in benghazi, the more we learn about it, the less like that it seems. it was a commando-style raid in benghazi where militants, they may have been angry about this same video, but they clearly moved in with a military style tactic. they had rpgs. they had heavy machine guns. the attack on the consulate was carried out in two waves. that's the kind of thing in benghazi that's carried out by a militant group, by a terrorist group, by al qaeda potentially. and u.s. officials are looking into that right now, also
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wondering was it just a coincidence that the u.s. ambassador, who is normally based in tripoli, happened to be in benghazi at the time of the attack. a lot of questions. but it's clear now that these were two very different incidents. a spontaneous uprising that resulted in no casualties here in cairo. and a guerrilla assau in ben dpazy th benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador. the breaking news out of morgan state university. gunfire broke out just about an hour ago. no students were involved in the incident. police are saying a man was shot in an area between the student center and the theater. he was hit in the stomach and taken to the hospital. right now there is no word on his condition, or exactly who shot him. but once again, we're hearing no students involved in this shooting at morgan state. we'll bring you more information as we get it. meantime, hundreds of people
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are dead in pakistan after a factory fire in karachi. more than 300 people died when the garment factory caught fire early this morning. firefighters had to use cranes to rescue people from windows. a lot of people were hurt when they had to jump from the burning building. officials said the death toll was so high because the building had no emergency exits and bars on its windows. pakistan's textile industry is greatly regulated. a warning today for cosmetics company loreal. the food and drug administration said one of its products exaggerates its benefits. that product is called youth activating concentrate. it claims to boost the activity of genes. the fda said only drug products can make those claims. and the company needs fda approval to sell drugs in the u.s. the fda is asking loreal to change the language. loreal said it's in compliance with all laws.
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thinner, lighter, a bigger screen, those are some of the selling points for the new iphone 5. apple is billing it as the biggest thing to happen to the iphone since the original made its debut. >> reporter: the skies did not open up. by all reports the earth is still on its axis. but the tech universe has a shine yu new star today. >> today we're going to introduce the iphone 5. >> reporter: with that, all the rumors shifted to reality. when the 5 made entirely of aluminum and glass made its debut in san francisco. >> it is the most beautiful product we've ever made. >> reporter: and they say the most powerful advanced smartphone ever created. >> it is really easy to make a new product that's bigger. everyone does that, that's not the challenge. the challenge is moik it better and smaller. >> reporter: engineers say the 5 will run on higher speed lte networks and equipped with apple's newest a6 processor, it
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will operate at double the speed of the 4 and 4-s. it has a longer-lasting battery, three microphones and a better 8 megapixel camera. apple hoping the updprads will change the current picture in the smartphone market. google's android is the most used mobile operating system in the world and samsung has grabbed the lead in sales. something apple hopes to change starting friday when the company will begin to take preorders for the 5. jay gray, nbc news, san francisco. >> i predict another line of people outside the apple store. >> it will not be doug. >> no. >> devoted android guy. >> yes. >> we know that. >> love it. >> we're just as devoted to this weather we're experiencing this week. >> somebody on my facebook page said this is almost like southern california. almost like san diego, nice and cool in the morning, nice and warm. that's exactly what it's going to be like, not just the rest of today but probably for the rest of the weekend, into early next
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week. how about that. take a look at this shot, guys. kennedy center down there today along the potomac. gorgeous all across the area. this was the waterfront there right along georgetown. once again, a fantastic day to get out and do a little walking, doing a little jogging, even get out there on a boat in the potomac. lows this morning, you probably needed the jacket when you stepped outside for most of you. frederick, maryland, coming in at 45 early this morning, 46 in winchester and 46 in culpepper, 48 in manassas. 60 in washington. these were around 5:00, 6:00 in the morning. by around 8:00, 9:00, you're able to take off the jacket as the temperatures start to go up very quickly. it went up to a high of 81 degrees today. that is the average high for this time of year, believe it or not. the low, 60. the average low is 64. so a little bit below average for the day. another cool startut there. i think we'll be about the same for tomorrow morning. 79 degrees right now. winds out of the south about 13 miles per hour. a little bit of a breeze.
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just to give you an even better feeling about the day. it really is just one of those days that makes you feel pretty good. 77 in manassas. and everybody in the upper 70s to around the 80-degree mark. rain, huh-uh, not arod us. but where it is, it's coming down pretty heavily out towards the west, portions of colorado and portions of nebraska. colorado even had some snow in the mountains. very cold air mass here. denver was 50 degrees with rain, with heavy rain at that. over an inch of rain in parts of that area. that frontal boundary, with the cold air and rain, will move our way over the next couple of days. but it is not going to have the same impact. it's all because of that area of high pressure, just dominating, creating very nice conditions for us right on through the day tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. on friday, the high drifts off to the south and east. as it does so, we'll see the front move our way. yes, there are some showers sorktd with it. but as it gets closer to us, it will interact with the area of
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high pressure. the storm actually moves to the north and we stay on the dry side. watch the rain just disappear as it moves through our area. most of us will be on the dry side friday night. and saturday and sunday we're looking at another spectacular weekend with plenty of sunshine out there. at least last sunday was good. this week, saturday and sunday will be good. clear skies, continuing great this evening. 71 to 75 degrees. with the lighter winds. but they are gusting a little bit right now. 10 to 15 miles per hour. tomorrow morning, clear skies, another great start. and a little cool early once again. 47 to about 60 degrees. tomorrow afternoon, more sunshine, a perfect day. nice and warm. temperatures 79 to about 83 degrees with the light winds once again. over the next couple of days, it just stays nice, 83 on your friday. a fantastic friday. a super saturday. a splendid sunday. a -- monday rain.
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and on tuesday. we could see a lot of rain. that's a pretty potent system and could change the weather pattern up a little bit over the next couple of days. i sent my son with his jacket every day this week. and he's come back with it. >> gold star for him. >> does he even put it on? >> nice job, buddy. >> leave it in the backpack. all right, doug. it's been 18 months since one of the worst natural disasters in japan's history. the tsunami that killed 19,000 people, also swept buildings, cars, trees and wildlife right out to sea. but in one forest, a single pine tree was left standing. now that tree known as the miracle pine has been cut down in an effort to try to preserve it. the tree was dying, so officials decided to cut it down, hollow out the trunk and piece it back together over a carbon spine. it will cost nearly $2 million and won't be finished until february. at that point the tree will be replanted in its original spot. >> an expensive tree. >> it sure is.
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more developments about the life of an ambassador murdered in libya. details on the sacrifices of christopher stevens who spent part of his career here in washington. also, babies allegedly locked up in car seats and trapped in bathrooms, and that's not all. the police made a day care bust in virginia. coming up in sports, the nats get a boost from one of their rookies. the terps saying hello to old friends. and robert griffin iii collects an award after his dazzling an award after his dazzling debut against the saints. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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take a look at these gas prices. see that on your screen in new jersey? almost $9 a gallon. this is no joke. actually, it's a protest. organized by gas station owners against their supplier. lukoil is a russian company that opened back in 2003. some franchise owners say they set gas prices too high and that keeps drivers away and that's driving down profits. so more than 50 stations have raised their prices even higher in protest. >> all right. heating your home, that may be the last thing you're thinking about right about now during the nice warm days. but viewers have been calling the news4 iteam and complaining. >> unwanted propane trucks delivering expensive fuel when
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it's not needed. why people are upset about propane's booming business. >> reporter: the air blowing through his house is costing him a for tune. >> that's all $4.60 a gallon. i nearly hit the floor. >> reporter: since natural gas is not available here in churchton, maryland, and electricity is too expensive, earl signed up for propane. >> i didn't really know much about it other than making a phone call and having them come out and set a tank and hook up. >> reporter: earl said he didn't realize he was signing up to lease his tank, not buy it. and could only get propane from that supplier at whatever price it wants to charge. even if earl doesn't need it. >> i told them not to come to my house. and there is the sticker. i open it up, 356 gallons of gas i did not order. >> reporter: andy said his propane salesman did not make it clear that he was only leasing his tank. >> here's a tank, here's the price. and oh, $1.89, that's great,
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i'll take it. there wasn't any kind of information about what's going to happen down the road to me. >> reporter: mcfall said since first signing up, the price has jumped more than $2,700 to fill his tank. both men tried to change companies but realized after reading the fine print they would have to pay thousands to remove both the unused fuel, and the tank. >> they've got me. you know, i'm held hostage by my propane company. >> it's not illegal and something they can do. >> reporter: karen straun is the director of the mediation unit at the maryland attorney general's office. >> it's our problem because it isn't regulated elsewhere. >> reporter: most utilities like natural gas, electricity and water are regulated because one company tends to own everything. the wires, the poles, the pipes, and the fuel. but when it comes to propane, there are a lot of companies, and very few rules. >> there aren't a lot of statutes that have to deal with propane. >> reporter: the news4 iteam went through more than 160
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complaints filed with the attorney general in the last two years. outraged customers upset at companies making unsolicited deliveries, by filling propane tanks without authorization. charging outrageous inflated and exaggerated prices at more than double the going rate. and being grossly overcharged to remove a tank. both the national propane gas association and the mid-atlantic propane gas association declined our request for an on-camera interview and did not respond to the questions we had about those complaints. instead, they sent us this statement, which says, consumers have many choices for their propane supplier, which means there are numerous decisions consumers must make themselves, including the term of the service contract, tank ownership and price structure. the attorney general's office says it can ask a company to return money to consumers who complain, but that's about it. unless the state legislature beefs up rules on propane sales. something earl and mcfall are
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eager to see. >> i have no recourse. i can't call anyone else. i just have to pay it. this just seems wrong. >> experts say it is important to find out if you are leasing or owning. that makes a huge difference. the maryland attorney general's office said if you do have a problem, you really do have to file a complaint, that's the only way they may be able to help you get your money back. news4 iteam. police in prince george's county are investigating the murders of two high school students in the last three weeks. 18-year-old marckel ross was shot yesterday morning walking to school. and late last month amber stanley was gunned down in her bed. there's no evidence that the two deaths are connected. a disturbing arrest in prince william county. police say they busted an illegal day care in woodbridge and found 21 children under 4 years old in the home. several of them were strapped
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into car seats and left in the closet, and a bathroom yesterday. rabia and anila qayyum are charged with reckless endangerment. the children were released to their parents. yesterday's attack in libya that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans may have been a planned terror strike. the violence was first thought to have been sparked by a youtube video about islam. but now officials say it was too well coordinated to be spontaneous. the united states has evacuated all its personnel from benghazi to tripoli. muslim-american groups here in washington condemn those attacks and want those responsible to be punished. christ gordon has the local reaction. >> reporter: flags fly at half staff at the state department and other federal buildings in the nation's capital. after the assassination of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other american officials who were killed trying to evacuate staff during an attack on the sufficient consulate in benghazi.
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at the headquarters of cair, they are condemning what they call the disgraceful killings of american diplomats. >> this attack is inexcusable, and cannot be justified under any justification. >> reporter: first reports indicated protesters attacked the consulate because they were angered by a video that ridiculed the prophet muhammad. but it was posted in july, and this attack occurred on september 11th. >> i believe the friends within the libyan government and in egypt will get to the root of the individuals who planned and executed this, taking advantage of the anniversary of september 11th. >> reporter: the libyan embassy is located here at the watergate office building on virginia avenue in northwest washington. today a security guard told us that we would not be allowed inside. this video of ambassador stevens was posted on the website of the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya.
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>> i had the honor to serve to the envoy during the revolution and thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. >> it is such an unimaginable tragedy. >> reporter: former top state department official chairs middle east programs at the aspen institute in washington. >> i was privileged to serve with chris stevens when i was deputy assistant secretary for -- at the state department during the clinton administration. my heart is broken at the news of the loss of both chris stevens' life and the other americans who served in benghazi. >> reporter: americans and muslims we talked to here in washington say they hope the assassination of ambassador stevens does not derail the partnehip between the u.s. and the new libya. christ gordon, news4. new details on the breaking news involving that shooting on a maryland college campus. a man shot at morgan state university of the this happened around 5:00 this afternoon on the campus in baltimore. police say the gunman is still
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on the loose at this hour. the campus was briefly on lockdown, but an alert posted on their website at 6:12 this evening called for an all clear, although evening classes have been canceled. police say a man was shot somewhere between the student center and the theater. he was hit i the stomach and taken to the hospital. no students were involved in the incident. a group of kids at a local nature center got an unwelcome surprise when a beaver jumped out of the water and attacked. it happened saturday at the hidden pond nature center in springfield. as richard jordan reports now, it's the second rabid beaver attack in fairfax county in just a couple of weeks. >> reporter: a layer of duck weed helped to hide a beaver at the hidden pond nature center in west springfield. it was the second report of those coming in contact with a rabid beaver in two weeks. in the most recent case, kids appeared to shall the animal's target. there were about 15 children standing around the dock when all of a sudden the beaver came
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out of the water and lunged right at a 4-year-old girl. >> i would hate for my son to be attacked by a beaver. >> reporter: she never saw the animal come out of the water but was there when the animal control officer killed it. >> didn't seem to be doing anything at all. and then she shot it. >> reporter: the girl ran out. last year virginia had 618 animals test positive for rabies. maryland had 305. the statistics in d.c. are lower partly because it's the smallest area. but beavers are not high on the list of infected animals. before the last two beavers tested, only two others in virginia this year were found to have rabies. the same number as dogs, who are typically vaccinated. 83-year-old lillian peterson is out of the hospital now. she was attacked by a rabid beaver when she swam in lake barcroft. peterson had to fight him off. >> the beaver came after me from
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nowhere. >> reporter: but for some regular park visitors, the anomaly is cause for concern. >> i think we'll probably sit this one out and not go down to the pond for a couple of months at least. >> reporter: in west springfield, richard jordan, news4. a manassas man had to do a double take after hitting the jackpot on a scratchoff game. virginia lottery officials say virgilio contreras bought the $5 ticket at a 7-eleven store in oakland. he made the clerk check it for him. he won $200,000. he doesn't yet know what he's going to do with the money. i'm sure he'll think of something. >> i'm scratching this one, too. will you check it for me? >> no such luck. coming up, a little girl talking about surviving the bubonic plague. also,
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a 7-year-old girl in colorado is on her way home after spending nearly three weeks in the hospital. she was diagnosed with bubonic plague. sierre downy had the first confirmed case in colorado in six years. at one point her fever reached 107. for most of her hospital stay
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she was in critical condition. doctors told her parents many children would not have survived this. >> first, i was really, really cold. and then i got hotter and hotter and hotter. >> we were curled up together, and just held each other and sobbing because we were like, what, are we going to lose our little girl? >> the doctors think sierra got the plague from fleas during a camping trip. she's a girl scout. her fellow girl scouts have been sending her cards and gifts. now she's eager to join her classmates for her first day of second grade. he won more than 80 pro tournaments. today arnold palmer was awarded the congressional gold medal. the highest civilian honor congress can give out. he was recognized for his contributions to golf and promoting excellence in good sportsmanship. the 83-year-old said he was umbled by the awar. palmer also received the presidential medal of freedom
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from george w. bush back in 2004. >> who doesn't like arnold palmer. >> i don't know of anybody. >> jack nicklaus. no, i'm kidding. jack does like the king. is the congressional medal of honor different than the congressional gold medal? >> they're apparently two different things. >> i didn't want to put you on the spot. i didn't know. >> we'll look into it. >> got that one today, and then one prior. i'm going to double-check on that. >> me, too. we'll be talking about what else, robert griffin iii looked so great against the saints. you're seeing him on the newsstands all over the country. and the nationals get a little more from one of
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welcome back, everybody. i've come to a decision, i need some new friends. if you are one of the people that maybe own a boat down here, call me. i'm a pretty easy guy to find of the 79 degrees, beautiful day out there right now, under plenty of sunshine. winds out of the south about 13 miles an hour. great for an evening cruise along the potomac or chesapeake. 74 in camp springs and right now 76 towards annapolis. no rain to talk about. we're not going to be seeing any
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rain anytime soon. we'll see more cool numbers. down to the 40s to the north and west. about 60 degrees in through the washington, d.c., area. you will wake up a little bit on the cool side. then temperatures moving right back up into the low 80s for most of us. another gorgeous today out there on your thursday. to do some boating. do you think anybody's going to call him? >> i thought he was going to say is, i need some new ties. he went in a totally different direction than i anticipated. this is really amazing. the redskins are going to try to focus on their next opponent, but it seems impossible. their rookie quarterback has played exactly one nfl game and he can't get his name out of the headlines. today robert griffin iii named
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nfc offensive player of the week, and tomorrow when "sports illustrated" gets delivered to your house, he will be on the cover. griffin's debut against the saints will go down as one of the best ever. 320 yards. and two touchdowns with no interceptions. the first time that's ever happened in a rookie quarterback's first game. the redskins have tailored the offense specifically to griffin, pulling several formations from his college playbook at baylor. the trick for most would be to remain even keeled. doesn't seem like a problem for the redskins rook. >> rex told me after the game, he said i set the bar high. but it doesn't put any pressure on me. just solidifies what i've always thought, that i could play in the nfl at a high level. >> do you believe in the spor"ss illustrated" jinx at all? >> i am kind of a superstitious guy. >> i guess i should have prefaced that by saying robert
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was on the cover this week. >> hopefully nothing -- hopefully that doesn't come to fruition. >> you don't believe in the jinx stuff? >> i didn't even know until you told me. he's not worried about it. we're not worried about it. we're just going to continue to practice hard and go out on this field and try to get prepared for the st. louis rams. >> i do not believe in jinxes. >> you guys are fine with rg-iii on the cover? >> i'm fine with it. he's off to a good start. i don't think it's going to affect him. i choose not to believe in jinxes. i think it undermines all the hard work you put in. >> what do you think? do you believe it? >> ryan carrigan is a funny guy. >> a little suspicious. >> but here's the caveat. >> i don't like the jinx. >> he's on a regional cover. peyton manning is covering about three-quarters of the country. so maybe he escapes the jinx. >> in that case, the jinx doesn't apply.
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>> exactly. ryan carrigan a smart guy. skins wide receiver garson didn't practice today, he has a bruised foot. he'll be reevaluated tomorrow. up in new york tonight, the first start as the replacement for stephen strasburg. jordan zimmerman on the mound last night. he will be counted on heavily when the play-offs roll around. bases loaded for the mets. zimmerman gets jason bay swinging to end the inning. gives up two runs and strikes out six. top seven now, suzuki on fire. a pretty good look at this one. tyler moore pinch-hitting. the home run to left. ninth homer of the year. the nationals take a 3-2 lead. in the ninth, tyler clippard in to close it out. that's exactly what he does.
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save number 31 for clippard. nationals win 5-3. afterwards, davy johnson talking about his less heralded rookie. >> he's much more aggressive when he goes up to pinch-hit. an everyday ballplayer likes to get comfortable with the timing and everything. but talked to him about it and i said you start swinging from the get-go, and you'll get your timing better. he's handled it like a veteran. got some big hits for us. >> that's davy talking about tyler moore. os hosting the rays last night. j.j. hardy was having one of those games, one of those good games. a two-run homer here. one of two on the night for hardy. this puts the os up 3-1. he also had five rbis. top four, bad news for the birds. watch the knee of jason hamels. he would have to leave the game with a knee injury. the same knee he had surgery on july 15th.
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he's been their best pitcher this year. hamels scheduled to examination on that knee today. notre dame moving into the conference in every sport except football. they will play five acc schools a year. notre dame not expected to abandon the big east conference until at least 2014. meanwhile, the terps have a chance to win more games by week three this season than they did all of last season. and go 3-0 for the first time since 2001. all they have to do is beat randy edsel's old team. head coach trying to treat this like just another game. >> this is just the third game on the schedule. it happens to be against connecticut, and they're from the big east. this one's got to count just as much as the william & mary game
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and temple game did last week. and that's what all the focus and attention is on, just trying to get another win. getting a third win and putting it in the bank and move on from there. and we'll work that way this week to try to get that done. in an effort to avoid another crippling lockout, the nhl and players association met for several hours today. gary bettman said there was meaningful movement on a collective bargaining agreement. the lockout starts this weekend if the two sides can't come to terms. the forward came over from chicago last year, had a couple of huge play-off goals. he gets a reported three-year deal worth $11 million. broward played in every single game for the capitals and scored 18 goals during the regular season. would be completely nonsensical if they cannot come to terms. it would destroy the nhl for a long time. i would hate to see that happen
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten
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over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. actress kathy bates was
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diagnosed with breast cancer a few waeks ago. she told "people" magazine she decided to have the surgery to avoid chemotherapy and radiation. the academy award winner said her friends call her kat because she always seem to land on her feet. she looks forward to getting back to work very soon. >> we wish her well. one more check on the weather. >> i asked people to call me. >> the offers are pouring in? >> apparently my -- >> your phone is malfunctioning. >> that's right. something's wrong with my phone. there's voicemails waiting. >> you need to do what? >> offer to buy the -- >> okay, okay. >> i'll buy the gas and give you great weather. 82 degrees on thursday, 83 on friday. how about this for saturday and sunday. if you have any plans this weekend, it is really going to be quite nice. but don't get used to it too much longer, because i do think
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monday and tuesday will see a pretty good chance for rain. scientists in siberia say they may be able to clone a woolly mammoth. the scientists recently found mammoth bone fragments. they found hair, soft tissue, and bone marrow underground. the fragments are being analyzed to see if they contain living cells. scientists previously found bones and fragments and deciphered much of the woolly mammoth genetic code but until now never found any living cells. they were believed to have died off some 10,000 years ago. climate change and loss of habitat and human hunting they said led to the demise of the huge creatures. isn't that what happened in jurassic park? that didn't work out too well. >> houston, we have a problem. thanks for joining us tonight. "nightly news" is coming up next. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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